Carolina Panthers second-year linebacker Shaq Thompson had a pretty big scare early Sunday morning when he was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. He seems to have been able to walk away from the crash, but it did send another area football player to the hospital.
According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, Thompson’s car crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and collided with another car. He was charged with driving left of center and saw former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone get taken to the hospital.
Police did say that alcohol was involved in the accident, but Shaq Thompson was never charged with DUI. This indicates that either Thompson was below the state’s legal limit or alcohol was not a factor with him as the driver.
“Shaq informed us he was involved in a traffic accident and we are in the process of gathering more information,” Panthers spokesman Ryan Anderson said.
Boone, who was in camp with the Detroit Lions last year, suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
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